Ways to Streamline the Hiring Process and Onboarding with Pinnacle Series

Find the best talent and bring them on board with Pinnacle Series’ powerful tools.

Hiring and onboarding new team members can be a costly and time-consuming process for architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing organizations.

You have to make sure each potential hire is the right fit for your needs before you decide to bring them on board. Then, once you’ve chosen a candidate, they’ll need the right resources to help them acclimate to your business operations. 

Fortunately, there are tools out there to streamline the hiring process. Our flagship learning management solution Pinnacle Series is one such tool, offering helpful features for nearly every step of the recruitment and onboarding process. 

Here are five ways to use Pinnacle Series to streamline the hiring process at your organization:

  1. Assess candidates’ skills
  2. Share organizational standards
  3. Create an onboarding learning path
  4. Start filling skills gaps immediately
  5. Use work groups for project information

Let’s explore these ways to streamline the hiring process and onboarding of new employees!

Assess candidates’ skills

Pinnacle Series offers an integrated knowledge assessment platform called KnowledgeSmart, which allows you to quickly and easily determine a candidate’s technical skills and aptitude for the job. Because the testing focuses specifically on the software commonly used in the AEC & M industries, KnowledgeSmart is perfect for organizations that need to ensure that candidates are competent with the programs they’ll be using on the job. The tool’s intuitive interface makes it easy to assess applicants quickly, giving you the information you need to make an informed decision.

Sharing organizational standards

Pinnacle Series also provides a platform for setting and sharing organizational standards with everyone on your team. The software gives admins an easy way to communicate the organization’s values and standards through custom videos, documents, and other resources. This helps new hires gain a clearer understanding of the company’s mission, culture, and best practices right away, which will help them seamlessly assimilate into the team and organization. 

Create an onboarding learning path

A lot of the training in Pinnacle Series revolves around something we call “learning paths.” These are essentially collections of courses and training materials designed to teach users about a specific topic. In addition to our pre-loaded learning paths on AEC & M software and business topics, you can design custom ones! 

For example, administrators or your human resources team could create a general learning path called “Welcome to the Organization” that all new hires can take to understand how things work at your firm. Individual teams can also create onboarding materials to help their latest members understand their processes, expectations, and goals. This makes it easier for new employees to get up to speed quickly and be productive members of the team.

Start filling skills gaps immediately

Remember those KnowledgeSmart assessments we just talked about? They’re not just a useful way to streamline the hiring process — you can use them to help make onboarding more efficient as well!

A new employee’s assessment results can be used to automatically generate a learning path tailored to their needs. For instance, if their Revit skills are mostly up to par, but they need a refresher on a specific topic, KnowledgeSmart will identify which Pinnacle Series training modules they need to take. This way, you can easily start filling skills gaps without making employees waste time by repeating subjects they already know. You can also use KnowledgeSmart to align new employees’ skills with the teams or projects that they’ll be best suited for, saving time and helping your new hire hit the ground running.

Use work groups for project information

Pinnacle Series isn’t just used for learning: it’s also a place where users can collaborate and share knowledge with one another. Specifically, our Work Groups feature is a great tool to help users quickly catch up on the projects they will be working on. Everyone involved in a project (from employees to outside contractors) can use these groups as a hub to store relevant information and resources. When a new user is added, they’ll instantly be able to start reviewing these materials so they can jump right in!

By leveraging the powerful tools and features offered by Pinnacle Series, employers can streamline the hiring process and ensure that new hires are able to become productive members of the team quickly and easily. This saves everyone time, money, and stress! 

If you’re a current Pinnacle Series subscriber, log in now to explore the different features you can use to enhance onboarding at your organization or contact your Customer Success Manager for help reaching specific onboarding goals.

If you’re not a Pinnacle Series subscriber yet, check out this blog post about using our platform for successful onboarding, then contact our team to schedule a demo or no-cost pilot program!



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